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Watching the Hawks


Tyrel Ventura and his guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.

Dec 4, 2020 08:45

A time-out for Time’s Up, and Google spies on unionizers

The US government is investing in new spy software, while Google allegedly spied on employees trying to unionize. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back making headlines – and drawing criticism. And legal journalist Mollye Barrows breaks down the controversy as Hollywood’s answer to #MeToo, Time’s Up, comes under fire for its lavish spending.

Dec 3, 2020 07:24

An inauguration of legal bribery & the big business of fake people

US President Trump rejects bribes-for-pardons accusations while the legal bribery of presidential inauguration donations swells under Biden. The heads of legacy civil rights groups call foul on President-elect Joe Biden leaving them out of the transition. Legal and media analyst Lionel dissects the big business of fake people.

Dec 2, 2020 07:44

Is the left v right culture war a 21st century wag the dog?

Is the culture war between the left and the right nothing more than a 21st century wag the dog? Award-winning journalist and author Matt Taibbi joins us to discuss.

There is a new breakthrough in HIV/AIDS prevention in South Africa.

Hypocrisy abounds in college sports and this time the cheerleaders are cashing in.

Dec 1, 2020 07:12

A Christmas gift of war?

After the assassination of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, could the drums of war in the Middle East start banging right in time for Christmas and New Year? Chaos and Covid are running rampant in US as local and federal pandemic restrictions confuse and enrage the public.

Nov 21, 2020 07:51

A military industrial Thanksgiving

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the US military industrial complex is staying open for business. Veteran Matthew Hoh discusses claims by a top official that the Pentagon lied to President Trump over US troop levels in Syria. President-elect Joe Biden faces massive pressure on climate change policies. The Big Picture's Holland Cooke talks about the Federal Reserve wanting to end Covid-19 relief money and the Georgia Special Elections.

Nov 20, 2020 07:26

Corporate welfare queens & the Covid holiday season

Walmart, McDonald’s and other corporate giants are making huge profits while their employees’ food and healthcare needs are being subsidized by US taxpayers. Happy Holidays, 12 million people are about to lose their jobless benefits on Christmas Day. Economist and author Richard Wolff discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the holiday season and the future of student loan debt.